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The Wedding Party (1969)

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In this comedy, young Charlie (Charles Pfluger) begins to develop a case of cold feet as his upcoming wedding looms nearer. Desperate to throw the wedding plans off the track, Charlie tries a variety of tactics, from attempting to rekindle the relationship between his fiancee Josephine (Jill Clayburgh) and a former boyfriend, to fleeing the scene. This movie marked the first film appearance for both Jill Clayburgh and Robert De Niro.

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Cast

Jill Clayburgh
as Josephine
John Braswell
as Rev. Oldfield
Judy Thomas
as Celeste
Richard Kollmar Jr.
as Jean-Claude/I. Singh/Klaus
Helmuth Pfluger
as Charlie's Father
Jane Odin
as Carol
Penny Bridgers
as Bridesmaid
Nancy Reeder
as Bridesmaid
Joanna Chapin
as Bridesmaid
Cynthia Munroe
as Bridesmaid
Kitty Gallagher
as Mrs. Lovett
Clara Gallagher
as Mrs. Greely
Vivian Muti
as Mrs. Thackery
Andra Akers
as Wedding Guest
Laurie Kennedy
as Wedding Guest
Tony Converse
as Wedding Guest
Louisa Youell
as Wedding Guest
Susan Fowler
as Wedding Guest
Jared Martin
as Wedding Guest
Diana Welles
as Wedding Guest
Robert Groves
as Wedding Guest
Lena Tabori
as Wedding Guest
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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Party

All Critics (4)

Leaves little to celebrate.

September 15, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Greater than The Graduate

October 21, 2010 | Full Review…
CinePassion

Talk about exiting the gate with a running start.

August 28, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Party

One of the best commentaries on the horror of getting married. It has the incredibly deranged meet and greets with relatives and the fact that you are basically doing job interviews every time. The use of time is brilliant and original, you can clearly see it has had an impact on De Palma’s later films. The story develops quite well and makes you really get a sense of people, not just characters. For the time period and budget, it’s about the best possible movie you could ask for.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

has some great formal experiments, natural improv, and Finley gives a better performance than De Niro in their first movie

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer

Made in 1963 and shelved until 1969, this was the feature debut of Brian De Palma and the first of three early movies he made with Robert De Niro. Plot-wise, it's a very simple farce about a bridegroom's last-minute jitters, but it's very flashily put together with speeded-up photography, slow-motion, freeze-frames, jump-cuts and a host of other tricks utilised. Hardly a great movie but, as with a lot of low-budget, independent films, the enthusiasm of the people involved is infectious and charming.

Stephen M
Stephen M

Super Reviewer

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